Monday, April 29, 2013

Having Children

No this is not an announcement about us having a bun in the oven. Rather just a place to vent a little of my frustration.
As newlyweds we are constantly getting bombarded with questions of when we're going to start having kids. Some people have nice encouraging comments about having children but most are rather negative.
I am constantly getting told that we need to wait till we finish college, travel, are financially stable, own a house, have had fun or we'll regret having children so soon.
I'm sorry but when did having children young become such a negative idea. I see children as a blessing from God and if He chooses to bless me with one soon, I won't be crying with regret but rather with overwhelming joy. Yes I do realize that they may have the best intentions when warning me against reproducing in my twenties, but I also think pregnancy and having kids shouldn't be looked at as a burden or a killjoy on having fun when your young. Personally I think having kids will be one of the greatest and most rewarding adventures of my life, and I will treat it as such. I know there will be rough days, I'm not ignorant, my youngest brother was born when I was seventeen. I know all about dirty diapers, sleepless nights, and tantrums in the store but I also know about the sweet kisses, toothless grins, and wild imaginations.
Have any of you had to deal with negative comments about having children? How do you respond to them?

Monday, April 1, 2013


Obviously since I've been married a whole three weeks I've got this marriage thing figured out. Ha just kidding, but there are a few things I've noticed so far.
1. Cooking for two when your used to cooking for more than seven, is very hard to say the least. (We still have two meals of spaghetti waiting in the freezer...and I won't tell you how much we've already eaten, all from one pot.)
2. Learning to sleep together is much more difficult than I anticipated...also I'm pretty sure he tries to kill me in my sleep, that's the only way I could possibly have all these ridiculous bruises.
3. There is only so much cleaning that can be done. I'm waiting till after we get back from Hawaii to get a job, so my day consists of making up chores I can do till Jeremiah gets home from work.
4. Getting to see him every day is all sorts of wonderful. Marriage is so much better than long distance dating.
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